Our Team

Our team is built on individuals with various backgrounds in the criminal justice field.

Keilah Joyner

Program Assistant

Ms. Joyner provides support to the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) initiative. Previously, she worked as a Grants Coordinator at Ayuda, a nonprofit organization that provides legal, social, and language services to help immigrants with low incomes, and as a Senior Policy Advocate for the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Prior to that, Ms. Joyner was a civil rights specialist and assistant for the Florida Commission on Offender Review, where she researched and analyzed data to detect criminality trends, and provided research, talking points, and background case information to the Vice-Chair to inform parole hearings. At the Commission, she also worked in the Office of Executive Clemency, where she provided investigative work for applicants seeking to restore their civil rights and commute their prison sentences. She has also worked in a direct service capacity with girls in the foster care and juvenile justice systems who are vulnerable and at risk. Ms. Joyner holds a BA in journalism from Hampton University (Virginia) and a master’s degree in public administration and in science in criminology from Florida State University.

Our Team

Alison Shames

Director

Anke Mann

Chief Financial Officer

Cherrie Smith-Raines

Operations Manager

Denise Symdon

Senior Manager

Edith Han

Digital Manager

Holly Ziemer

Director of Communications

Jenna Mackey

Program Associate

Jessica Ireland

Senior Manager

Keilah Joyner

Program Assistant

Kelvin Banks

Senior Manager

LaWanda Johnson

Communications Manager

Leilah Gilligan

Director

Madeline (Mimi) Carter

Principal

Marilyn Van Dieten

Senior Advisor

Matt Alsdorf

Associate Director

Orleny Rojas

Senior Manager

Richard Stroker

Director

Supreet Minhas

Program Associate

Tanya Anderson

Senior Manager

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